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Jan 25, 2013 12:00am PST
government, which work, and if you looked at the budget president obama has put on the table, on a non-security discretionary budget under this president is to decline from about 4% of national income in 2010 down to below 2% by the end of this decade. 1.7% of national income for jobs, training, education, for all the infrastructure, the environment, climate, technology, and forgetting who government? this is the hard truth, and what is likely to happen is to solidify this, because no one is speaking out for the government. we are talking about protecting entitlements. we are squeezing to nothing. the top do not pay. they have been given every way to get their money out tax-free, and it is trillions of dollars that have been lost in addition to what has been wasted in the censored wars. >> if i can get some quick response, jeffrey sachs was saying a while ago there is a bipartisan consensus that the poor do not matter, so they end up being more invisible. what is troubling for so many of us, you talk about a guy like lyndon johnson who made it very clear he knew he was writing off the
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm PST
. >> reporter: when the u.s. government was teetering on the edge of default, the bond market looked like a good place to hide. and, now that it seems politics are out of the headlines, there's less of a need for investors to hunker down. but, some bond market pros say political risk is not going away for long. they point to the march first deadline for government spending cuts as a reason for investors to come back into bonds. >> it's always hard to parse the dialogue coming out of washington. but, it seems like the republicans want the sequester actually to go forward which would put the breaks on the economy at least to an extent and drive more people back into bonds. >> reporter: others say any return to bonds may be short- lived, as the u.s. economy is showing new signs of strength. >> i think we expect more improvements, moderate improvements. but, you know overall that's usually a cause or thought that rates could go higher. and, in that regard it's probably not a market that will have the same sort of returns that we've seen over the past two years. >> reporter: so, it seems most ag
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
think government of, by, and for the people really is just that, despite the predatory threats that stalk it. unfortunately, the mood didn't last. so help me, every now and then, as the cameras panned upward to that great dome towering above the ceremony, i was reminded of something the good feeling of the moment could not erase. it's the journalists' curse to have a good time spoiled by the reality beyond the pageantry. in particular on this crisp january day, i thought about the latest revelation of the skullduggery that often goes on in the shadows below that dome. just a couple of days before the inaugural festivities, "the new york times" published some superb investigative reporting by the team of eric lipton and kevin sack, and their revelations kept running through my mind. the story told us of a pharmaceutical giant, amgen, and three senators so close to it they might be entries on its balance sheet. republican minority leader mitch mcconnell, senate finance committee chair max baucus, a democrat -- and that powerful committee's ranking republican, orrin hatch. a trio of pe
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
embarrass the administration, to destroy the energy of the government and to substitute the pleasure, caprice or artifices, to the regular decisions of a respectable majority. that's just what the republicans have been doing. since 2007 when they lost the majority in the senate, they mounted or threatened to mount nearly 400 filibusters, blocking everything from equal pay to equal work, job bills and reform. as a result, there are more vacancies on the federal courts today than when president obama first took office. but hold on. when democrats were in the minority and threatening to filibuster against george w. bush's judicial nominees, their leader, harry reid, had some kind things to say about the tactic. >> the filibuster serves as a check on power and preserves our limited government. right now the only check on president bush is the democrats' ability to voice their concern in this body, the senate. if the republicans roll back our rights in this chamber, there will be no check on power. the radical right wing will be free to pursue anything they want. >> now the shoe is on the
PBS
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
governing. i'm not going to go back and do that. i think you are going to hear the governor make this time and again that we want these programs, but if it's not long-term sustainable money, we shouldn't be spending it. >> since you're talking about long-term projects, john, he still wants the water tunnels. he still wants high-speed rail. how realistic are those goals given that there's so much uncertainty in the future? >> yeah. it's going to be fascinating. i mean, one of the things we got out of this speech is the split personality of jerry brown in a way. he's a guy who says, i'm tight-fisted, i'm going to watch every nickel. we're not going to spend too much money. then he says we're going to spend billions of high-speed rail and a water project through the delta. i think the water project is the first big hurdle here in sacramento. he's got to convince people about those underground tunnels that would go around the delta. that there's enough habitat restoration. a big fight with environmentalists. on high-speed rail, it's going to break ground projected at the end of 2013, but
PBS
Jan 26, 2013 12:00am PST
is, who do not understand the government's job is to take care of its people, we are never going anywhere in the country, because we deal with not so every single day. -- with nuts every single day. these people care nothing -- care about nothing but themselves. [applause] tavis: let me ask you something. i am like roseanne. i am feeling sorry for you. i am going to push too high in my prayers. on a serious note, we saw the play out in the fiscal cliff negotiation, and we are going to see this in the debt ceiling. if you are right about this, there are people in trends in congress. they come from districts. they come from states where this is not their issue, so congress is polarized around the issue of poverty. we said there is a bipartisan consensus parliament does not matter. if you are right about your assessment, how do we imagine the plight of the four is going to get a dress? >> just what you have been giving these lawyers about. -- these blurbs about. people have to stop being silent. anytime i get a phone call in my office i believe at least 50 of my constituents believe
PBS
Jan 26, 2013 12:30pm PST
government works. >> john, he is going to put together a coalition. >> it's political pressure from his within his own cabinet. it is not going to be from the right. >> it is going to be from the right. look, you've got lapide's party, netanyahu, his own partner in there, and the shah's party is going to be there. >>> issue two. inauguration day. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal, is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our fore bearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just it is a guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. >> on inauguration day, monday, president barack obama gave his second inaugural address to the nation. it ran 18 minutes and was delivered before a throng of >> question was president obama's speech unabashedly liberal? i ask you, susan. >> of course. everything he said
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
make the payments on the national debt, the government's going to be a deadbeat on something. it's bills to contractors, its salary obligations, something will happen and at least we've got that off the table for a few months. >> washington does this all the time. they have these short-term fixes. how do you feel about thoughs? >> it's better than nothing. what is the alternative, a government shutdown as we may be facing at the end of march. so if they keep doing these short-term fixes, at least we're not having a calamity. the problem, of course, is the longer you delay a lot of these things, the harder it gets. >> so put politic as side, what is the solution to this budget and debt cries snis. >> well, you remember bill clinton at the convention said arithmetic. it comes down to arithmetic. we've got this yawning gap between what the government takes in and what it spends. and realistically you've got to pov both ends this is what president obama calls balance and what the republicans call nonsense because it involves raising taxes. i think you have to do bovment i think you hav
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 6:30pm PST
the firm's ability to rate government securities and government asset back securities. we spoke with sean egan when the s.e.c. first levied these charges last april. the agency, sean, isn't calling into question your ratings. instead, it's talking about your application itself. what about the information on that application? >> that is the issue, and, according to the s.e.c., we think it's a paperwork issue that we... i was responsible for filling out that form. i filled it out in accordance with our lawyers' guidance. they said, "fill it out as honestly and accurately as possible," and i did. if i had to fill it out again today, i would do exactly the same thing. >> susie: it will be interesting if he really thinks that today in january. unfortunately, egan was not available for comment tonight. >> tom: we have an invitation to him, however, on this first trading day on this shortened trading day. stocks began the shortened trading week by adding to recent gains. the s&p 500 didn't manage to pull itself into positive territory until the early afternoon as traders and investors diges
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
experience. today it will be how obama tackles the speech. in the past it has been a volley and government. the democrats typically say, well, government can do this or can't do that ask so it's really a series of arguments over the role of government and the second thing i'm curious to know about is how tough they were in a pretty partisan atmosphere. he has gotten tougher over the past couple of years with the opposition. how feist you he is he during the speech. >> things people have picked up in this run up to this inauguration is that the president four years ago in his speech came tout and he actually made a comment about how he was going to to bring an end to the petty grievances and false promises in washington. now four years later was that a false promise? >> yes. i mean, the president, i think, understandably confident and an historic election and all of that perhaps overstated what could be done. this is one place where he seen having come fiercely short and it's in bringing that sense to washington of bipartisanship and of working together and overcoming partisanship and his d
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 6:30pm PST
it. >> tom: are you referring to government spending cuts or or the central bank continuing with the firewall and protection. >> i was thinking about two things. the program that the b.c. b.has put in place, which has not been taken up. but if it needed to be taken up, i think it should. the other is the progress on the banking union, which is a really important thing. they have taken the first steps, jut the first steps. there is quite a way to go. >> tom: let's talk a little about the united states, because you do address the u.s., and obviously congress and the president keep putting off decisions on spending cuts for america's government budget. how does that postponement impact your forecast? >> we have assumed that basically the fiscal confrontation for this year will be about 1.25%. it could be worse. the scenario under which it is worse, is the case in which the administration comes in. if administration comes, the cuts in spending, there will be and additional half a percent. i think we have a forecast of 2%, and a decreased goal of 1.5%. >> tom: slow but steady growth in th
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
government and, you know, i'm optimistic that we'll sort it out but, boy, it sure looks ugly right now. >> susie: for more on michaelportier's research and articles go to nbr.com and check out our partnership with some of the nation's top business schools like harvard. >> tom: while beer wasn't invented in america, u.s. brewers are thinking small to make it big. small craft brewers are claiming a bigger stake of the industry's annual $300 billion in sales. mike hegedus takes us to one small regional brewer on the verge of going national. >> reporter: it is the face of success illuminated by a welders' torch, a german- engineered expansion assembled with bavarian precision. a $10 million project to increase production of-- roll out the barrels, baby, it's beer! this is the lagunitas brewing company operation in petaluma, california, on the edge of bucolic sonoma county pasture land. lagunitas, with 150 employees, is in the sweet spot of the u.s. beer industry. sales by small, regional craft brewers making up for sagging national brand sales. >> it's about people who are alternative
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